Install ntop for Centos|fedora|RHEL

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Ntop is a network traffic probe that shows the network usage, similar to what the popular top Unix command does.but the positive side is that you can use a web browser to manage and navigate through ntop traffic information to better understand network status. Ntop is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform.

1- Install the required dependencies to install Ntop:

yum install   gcc gcc-c++ make libpcap libpcap-devel gdbm-devel libgd-devel libpng-devel libtool 
libtool-libs rrdtool  rrdtool-devel

2- Now download and extract the latest version of ntop tool

wget http://superb-west.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ntop/ntop-3.3.9.tar.gz 

Extract

tar -xvf ntop-3.3.9.tar.gz 

then go to the extracted folder

 cd ntop-3.3.9

3- Now run the installation of Ntop :

./autogen.sh

4- Now use make

make

5-install

make install

6-create ntop user :

# useradd -M -s /sbin/nologin -r ntop

7-setup permioon for the ntop directories :

# chown ntop:root /usr/local/var/ntop/

 # chown ntop:ntop /usr/local/share/ntop/

8- setup ntop Admojn password

#ntop -A

9-start the ntop deamon :

# /usr/local/bin/ntop -d -L -u ntop -P /usr/local/var/ntop --skip-version-check   --use-syslog=daemon

 

10- now open your browser with port 3000

http://localhost:3000/ or  http://ip:3000

And is done.

 

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